Records of the RCOG Scottish Standing Committee / Scottish Executive Committee

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Scottish Executive Committee and predecessors, including a copy of meeting papers (1950 - 1990), related correspondence, and a publication on the future of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Scotland (2006).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Executive Committee was founded by Council in 1950 as a standing committee of the RCOG, and its terms of reference were: 'to advise the Council on matters relating to the National Health Act in Scotland'. Its first meeting was held on 17 July 1950 in Edinburgh, and committee meetings took place regularly in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. In 1968 following discussions with Council, the Committee was reconstituted as an executive sub-committee of Council. The new terms of reference of the Scottish Executive Committee were "to advise Council on matters relating to legislation and practice in Scotland affecting the objects and interests of its members, and to communicate on behalf of Council with the appropriate Scottish authorities on these matters and others of particular relevance to Scotland". By 2008 its remit was more general: "to advise on specialty-related matters within Scotland; to keep under review the provision of training and service; to monitor and advise on workforce issues". Minutes of all meetings were kept by the secretary and submitted to RCOG Council, and this practice continues today.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission from RCOG Senior Management is required for external access to College records less than twenty years old.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

The loose minutes were probably extracted from Presidents' files. Minutes for the Scottish Committee are no longer maintained as a separate series; copy minutes are now submitted to and retained with Council minutes and papers at A2.

Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG can be found at the following references:

RCOG/T16 Scottish Standing Committee Copy minutes from 1950-1968

RCOG/A2 Copy minutes will also be found with Council minutes and papers

RCOG/A4 Presidents' files, 1969-1992, relating to the Scottish Executive Committee, some of which also include copy minutes

RCOG/A8/5 The College Secretary's' files relating to the committee, 1960-1981